As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. brakes, finally
I tried brakes off a mountain bike but again I was close and then failed miserably. I have been working on that bike for over 10 hours and finally managed to hook them up with a short brake cable. i am calling it a thumb brake but it is functional. Not perfect but will work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavm49d ... e=youtu.be
That video was about 2 hours ago. Mabye a little more. It failed. I am not mechanically inclined. I am sure you have all figured that out.
However I am a Taurus. I really don't believe in all that astrology stuff but have been told Taurus people are stubbern and growing up with a few of them I tend to agree.
Brakes are the hardest thing to do on a bike. However gears and chains are not easy at all either. I can't believe plastic gears can last that long. I need to watch more videos. It did not actually show him taking it out but only watched 1/2 of it.
I have taken apart unite motors at least 4 different times and managed to put them back togeather. I used thread and gorilla tape to tie back the magnets so I could get it back togeather. I am either luckey or mechanically inclined in that area. Therefore from what I saw on these geared hub motors I have a bit of confidence that if I watch it done I can rebuild those easilly. That long video showed his gears were not worn. The guy is obviouslly old school and looks like a wounded vet so people like that are usually honest and do not lie.
I am calling my next build easy street. I will order the motor kit today. I have learned a lot. I will master brakes. I am thinking of ordering brand new brakes for a lot of my bikes and installing them. I believe my major shortcoming could be dealing with old parts. The biggest problem seems to be frayed brake cables worn levers and missing hardware.
My main issue with pedal chains is I absolutlly do not want to move the wheel as lining up a motor sprocket with a wheel sprocket and getting the chain tight can be 3 and 4 hour long wrestling matches. It is ri·dic·u·lous. I am google words i cant spell.
My Vocabulary is better than my spelling. I like learning new words but not trying to spell them. Using a chain tensioner will alow me to keep it tight and from falling off. I need to order at least two or three of those. It is why the pedal chain I had on the Currie when I got the 1 HP motor on there fell off soon after the rebuild. I could not get it tight without messing up the motor / wheel sprocket a·lign·ment.
I need to clean and re·or·gan·ize my e bike workshop. Probably after ordering my freeewheel zero drag geared hub motor. I said it did not have to shift as it was not important. Zero drag is more efficient than a mid drive I believe. Mabye not on really steep hills but a chain or hub motor has drag and more weight so only a small lightweight high powered chain drive RC motor with complicated gear reduction could out perform a geared hub motor. The zero drag makes pedaling actually worthwhile as there is not 30% or more of your pedal energey wasted due to drag.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fEVCG ... e=youtu.be
Most of my bikes are 26" mountain. I think that will be my first belt drive mabye. The Haro V3 is destined for Hubzilla. The Cromotor.
However that bike in the video above would work well with a 24V 500 watt Unite motor@36V and 1HP. I can steal it from the back of my dual motor bike. I can replace it with a 36V 800W motor like is what is on the front of the 24V dual motor bike. Then I can run two 48V cheap Chinese controllers for 2 killowatts and 40 mph on the 20" dual motor bike.
The grey matter in my brain is pumping into overdrive my friends.
i have never gave up on the push trailer idea.
It is NOT a bicycle.
It looks like a tricycle but not with two back wheels. but three wheels perfectlly lined up with lots of flat steel bar connecting it. Question is what is going to be connected to the back of a bicycle.
I will give you all a clue. FX.
It is 9:13 am. 3/1 /18.
I need to test this new build and desperate brake job for credit on another official build by LC on this forum. Also Ronald Mcdonald is on my brain. Also Wall- Mart and money on the card for my first geared freewheel hub motor.
I will post a video soon unless there is a motor/ chain pop / controller / or fatality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BOWTjr ... e=youtu.be
The 500W geared hub motor is ordered. Thanks.
I build e bikes. There not always pretty or practical but sometimes they work, at least for awhile. Immortality is not a dream but the future of our evolution. We were given the tools to forge our own destiny. We were created in gods image and shall evolve to live forever.